MY NAME IS EMILY

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM - DC

Di­rected by Si­mon Fitz­mau­rice. Star­ring Evanna Lynch, Ge­orge Web­ster, Cathy Bel­ton A young woman (Lynch) and her pal (Web­ster) drive across coun­try in search of her dis­turbed fa­ther. This is the al­ready-fa­mous crowd-funded fea­ture that Fitz­mau­rice di­rected while en­dur­ing the un­for­giv­ing symp­toms of mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease. A teen road-movie flavoured with self-help philoso­phies, My Name Is Emily does not ad­dress his con­di­tion ex­plic­itly, but any­one fa­mil­iar with Si­mon’s story will de­tect psy­cho­log­i­cal au­to­bi­og­ra­phy. The film is very much about seiz­ing the day. Pe­cu­liar, but ac­ces­si­ble. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 94 min

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